‘Sherlock’ star says she had her purse stolen while collecting the show’s Emmy

It happened while she was on stage to collect the band's award for Best Television Film

Sherlock actress Amanda Abbington has revealed that she had her purse stolen at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night (September 18).

The actress – who plays Mary Morstan in the acclaimed BBC One drama – told fans on Twitter that her purse was taken while she was collecting the show’s award for Best Television Film at the prestigious annual ceremony in Los Angeles.

“Thanks for the lovely tweets re; the Emmy’s. So pleased we won! Cool, right?” she wrote on Twitter yesterday.

“However, we went up to collect the Emmy, did some press, came back to my seat and some bastard had nicked my purse from under my seat. Nice,” she continued. “Had my phone and driver’s licence in it. So whoever took my purse, I hope some terrible Karmic shit happens to you. How crappy is that.”

Later yesterday, around 10 hours after her original tweets, Abbington told fans that there was still no sign of her purse. She posted: “Thanks for all the kind words re: my handbag. Still no sign of it. And can’t use find my iPhone as my wifi wasn’t on. Onwards and upwards. X”

Game Of Thrones, Veep and The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story were among the big winner’s at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards. British actors Maggie Smith and Tatiana Maslany also took home prizes. [url=http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-game-of-thrones-veep-people-v-oj-simpson-win-at-e/417585]Check out the full list of winners here[/url.